Book Reviews of Night Of The Black Bird

Night Of The Black Bird
Night Of The Black Bird
Author: Heather Graham
ISBN-13: 9781551668123
ISBN-10: 1551668122
Publication Date: 10/1/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 71 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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I'm normally a huge Heather Graham fan but I struggled to get through this book. I liked the characters but it took a long time to get through the Irish history in this that to me was just a long dull process that I really really wanted to just skip through. I'm not sure if I would have felt any differently if I were Irish reading this but I don't think I'm reading it again..
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Heather Graham is a excellent author. This one gets an A+
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This is a fantastic read! The Irish Moira Kelly comes home to celebrate St. Patty's Day with her family and friends in Boston. Her family runs a pub and politics turns into a conspiracy. Past and present revenge in a close-knit community.
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One woman...two men... and a community on the brink....
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Heather Graham at her best. I couldn't put this book down, literally. I finished it at 4:30 am!! Moira Kelly comes home to Boston for the St. Patrick's Day celebration with her Irish family and to film a segment for her TV program. She doesn't count on getting caught up in internatinal intrigue, confronting a former lover and having to decide between him and her current boyfriend, who may not be what he seems. Lots of twists and turns, great story line and a surprise ending.
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The troubles of Ireland find their way to America.
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Moria Kelly has come home to Boston to celebrate St. Patrick's Day w/family and friends. The last thing she exects to find in the family pub is the undercurrent of danger as talk turns to politics.
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Very good book set in Ireland and Boston.
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This passionate,close-knit community is harboring a traitor.And as the chilling acts of evil unfold around her,Moira must face the fact that a generation of time is not long enough to soften revenge.
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Coming home to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with her unusual Irish family, moira Kelly runs head-on into political undercurrents - her old passionate love is there...and her new love, the man she's promised to marry. Who is Blackbird? A fast-paced Irish mystery.
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Haven't read yet.
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I really like Heather Graham and I enjoyed this one of hers.
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Moira Kelly has come home to Boston to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with family and friends. The last thing she expects to find in the family pub in the undercurrent of danger as talk turns to politics. But all too quickly Moira finds herself struggling with the anger of her old flame, Dan O'Hara, and the convictions of her new love, Michael McLean. Torn between them, she becomes a pawn in a conspiracy that promises to bring the violence and hatred of a different time and place to her own backyard.

This passionate, close-knit community is harboring a traitor. And as the chilling acts if evil unfold around her, Moira must face the fact that a generation of time is not long enough to soften revenge.
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I enjoyed this book. Hated for it to end.
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Moira Kelly has come home to Boston to celrate St. Patrick's Day with family and friends. The last thing she expects to find in the family pub is the undercurrent of danger as talk turns to politics. But all to quickly Moira finds herself struggling with the anger of her old flame, Dan O'Hara, and the convictions of her new love, Michael McLean. Torn between them, she becomes a pawn in a conspiracy that promises to bring the violence and hatred of a different time and place to her own backyard.

This passionate, close-knit community is harboring a traitor. And as the chilling acts of evil unfold around her, Moira must face the fact that a generation of time is not long enough to soften revenge.
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Moira Kelly has come home to Boston to celebrate St Patricks Day with family and friends. The last thing she expects to find in the family pub is the undercurrent of danger as talk turns to politics. But all too quickly Moira finds herself struggling with the anger of her old flame, Dan Ohara, and the convictions of her new love, Michael Mclean. Torn between them, she becomes a pawn in a conspiracy that promises to bring the violence and hatred of a different time and place to her own backyard.
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So...this is only the second HG novel I've read (the first being so awful that even mentioning it makes me mad) and it wasn't bad (though I'll be honest and say my expectations weren't all that high). There's a lot of Irish history/folklore included so if you're not interested in the subject, you might want to avoid reading this. Personally though, I like the history lesson weaved into the overall story and I now know a little bit more about St. Patrick's Day too!

Most of the book is from the h's pov, (at least 75%), which in most cases I dislike, but here it seemed to fit the story better than having equal shares of the H and h's perspective. (too much of the H's POV would have given the story away).

There was a good amount of romance though not in the typical way (for most of the novel the h is officially "with" someone else). And most of the story is driven by what the Hero doesn't tell the heroine.

There was also a lot of interaction with relatives, which if you seen it remind me of the family dynamics from the Black Donnelly's (a short lived NBC drama). The minor characters were easy to like as well, and I wouldn't have minded learning more about them.

The suspense part of the novel was a little convoluted. The ending bothered me,(it seemed like it didn't all tie together somehow) though it did surprise me as well. I'd say if you're going to read "Night of..." (and don't mind the history lesson) try to read it all in one sitting, just to keep the whole story straight.
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From Publishers Weekly
Graham's powerful romantic thriller (after Night Heat, etc.) offers a cool, reasoned look at how Irish-Americans cope with the violence occurring in their homeland. Kelly's Pub, a family-owned establishment in Boston, is ground central for the Kelly family reunion, a St. Patrick's Day celebration and, quite possibly, a terrorist operation. When a cable TV producer, Moira Kelly, brings her boyfriend, Michael McLean, home to meet her family, she immediately senses that something is amiss. Her brother frequently disappears at all hours of the night to meet with his "associates," her father's best friend gives her cryptic warnings and later turns up dead and her ex-boyfriend, Danny O'Hara, seems to be hiding things from her. To complicate matters further, there's a serial killer on the loose who may be connected to the St. Patrick's Day conspiracy that's brewing at the pub. As the suspense mounts and the number of red herrings rises, Danny works to draw Moira away from her picture-perfect boyfriend and rekindle their old passion. The narrative's high suspense and charismatic characters will engage, but an excess of detail occasionally impedes its momentum. Unlike many romantic suspense novels, however, this gripping tale strikes a perfect balance between romance and intrigue.